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To help clean up Hong Kong, an NGO samples DNA from street trash, generates composites of litterbugs' faces, and displays them on billboards. 
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Immersive installation uses light and electronic sounds to explore quantum information theory and particle physics. Artist Ryoji Ikeda developed the piece, "supersymmetry", as part of a +CERN residency.
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With the Turkish government failing to protect women from domestic violence, women are training to defend themselves. 
As reports of domestic violence soar, Turkish women believe self-defence classes will empower them.
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Not data visualization, but data...musicalization? Cellist composes the sound of climate change for string quartet.
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"Hedgerow" Prominence

Rotating into view this week is a long prominence suspended above the Sun’s surface, demonstrating the intricate pushing and pulling of magnetic forces on strands of plasma.  

Prominences are quite unstable and often erupt. Only time will tell how long this one will hold together.  

The images were taken in extreme ultraviolet light.

Date: May 13–15, 2015
Instrument: Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
Wavelength: 304 Å (Angstrom: a unit of length used primarily to measure light wavelengths. 1 Å equal to 0.1 nanometer.)

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA 

Solar Dynamics Observatory: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA): aia.lmsal.com/
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Randall Munroe (XKCD, What If?) is releasing THING EXPLAINER—a book of big ideas described in small words—in November.
XKCD author Randall Munroe is coming out with a new book this year that explains complicated subjects in extremely simple and funny ways. Descriptively titled Thing Explainer, the book uses only...
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+NASA challenges K-12 students to design containers that astronauts could use on the International Space Station. 
NASA Challenges students to design a 3D Space Container
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H3N2 dog flu is spreading, cases confirmed in 12 U.S. states. Most are in Illinois, with about 1,000 dogs infected. 
Most dog flu cases have been seen in Illinois, where an estimated 1,000 dogs contracted a strain called H3N2.
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When fossil analysis was celebrated in cartoons—William Buckland and his extinct hyena subjects, in Kirkdale Cave.

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A 19th century geologist and minister investigates a prehistoric cave full of hyena bones in his native England.
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Pandas' massive molars make short work of tough, low-nutrient bamboo. Their digestive systems and gut flora? Not so much. 
Adding to their extinction woes, study finds pandas have a carnivorous digestive system and lack the gut flora for extracting maximum energy from plants
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American entomophagists: rejoice! Here's a list of restaurants, shops, & festivals across 15 U.S. states, with bugs on the menu.

http://www.entomophagy.com/

Image: Grilled Palm Maggots, Ecuador by Guttorm Flatabø (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Check out the pair of holes in the skull of this fossil glyptodont (a giant, armored relative of modern armadillos, which lived about 2.5 million years ago.) These punctures were most likely made by the powerful teeth of a large predator, perhaps a jaguar-sized cat. 

On display at the +American Museum of Natural History in the Hall of Primitive Mammals: 
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/fossil-halls/hall-of-primitive-mammals

Specimen: FAM 95737, collected by T. Galusha, 1939, Dry Mountain, Graham County, Arizona

Photo: My own, free to use under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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    Science Bulletins, Writer/Producer, 2011 - present
    Write and produce the News videos, monthly updates covering the latest research in biodiversity, astrophysics, earth and climate events, and human health and evolution.
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